Debra Carr

Debra Anne Carr (VanWinkle)

Tuesday, February 17th, 1959 - Monday, October 26th, 2020
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A Mass of Christian Burial for Debra Carr, age 61, of O’Neill will be at 10:30 am Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in O’Neill with burial to follow in the O’Neill Cemetery. Father Joseph Sund will officiate. If you cannot make it to Debra's Funeral, a live stream will be available at Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Friday, October, 30, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a 7 pm Parish Rosary. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Debra’s family asks that everyone wear face coverings. Debra passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Butte Healthcare Center in Butte. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.

Debra Anne Van Winkle was born in St. Louis, MO on February 17, 1959 to Roy and Patricia (Mattern) Van Winkle. She attended Plainview Elementary School and graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1977. She eventually enrolled in N.Y.I. of Photography and received her certificate in 2006.

Debra married Sidney Smith in 1976. They had two sons; Mark and Matt. She married Ronald Dauer in 1986 and they had one son together, Cameron, who was just 9 months old when Ronald died. Debra raised her three sons herself until she was united in marriage to Patrick Carr in 1997. To this union, she gained 3 step-children – Monti, Kirk, and Kim.

Debra enjoyed many hobbies. She loved to sing. She and her mother sang and played guitar once a month at church when she lived in Ainsworth. She also liked bowling (she won the 600 club 8 times), working with crafts (especially leather and beading), and working in her garden. She was a 20-year member of the Brown County High School Rodeo Club. Family was also very important to Debra. She was devoted to her children and was very proud of them.

Debra was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church O’Neill and was also a lifetime member of the Ord VFW.

Debra is survived by her husband, Patrick Carr of O’Neill, NE; mother, Patricia Van Winkle of Ord, NE; children and step-children, Marcus Smith of Colorado City, CO, Matthew (Megan) Smith of Fair Play, SC, Cameron Dauer of Weatherford, TX, Monti Carr of Omaha, NE, Kirk (Mindy) Carr of Omaha, NE, and Kim (Patrick) Morton of Bellevue, NE; 17 grandchildren; brothers, Dave (Connie) Van Winkle of Fowler, TX, and Mike Van Winkle of Creighton, NE; sister, Cathy (Larry) Radant of Valentine, NE; and in-laws, Darrel Carr of Amelia, NE, Pauline Carr of Harrisonville, MO, and Sharon and Larry Roach of Spalding, NE; many nieces and nephews.

Debra is preceded in death by her father, Roy Van Winkle; previous husband, Ronald Dauer; grandson, Chris Kinzey; grandparents, Don and Hazel Mattern, Lee and Alberta Van Winkle; parents-in-law, Dean and Vel Smith, Alvin and Caroline Dauer, and Hugh and Margaret Carr, siblings-in-laws, JoAnn and Gene Carr, Jim Carr, and Cecelia Carr; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Debra passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Butte Healthcare Center in Butte at the age of 61 years, 8 months, and 9 days.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Biglin's Mortuary
    111 North 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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  • Debra's Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 10:30am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    326 East Benton Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Joseph Sund
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 11:30am
    O'Neill Cemetery
    Liberty Ave and North Jefferson Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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Leroy Wiekamp

Posted at 03:01pm
Cameron Dauer and family,

I have good memories of teaching you in 4th grade and seeing you around O'Neill and also at the car races in Stuart. You were always fun to visit with. My sympathies on the death of your mother. I had conferences with her and your brothers numerous times. I know losing a parent is never easy. Sometimes there is nowhere to turn but to the Lord. Hope you are doing that now. Know that you are thought about and prayed for. Leroy Wiekamp

Louise Sparks

Posted at 11:06pm
My deepest sympathy to Debra's family.
Louise Sparks

Terri Barger (Linquist)

Posted at 11:01pm
So sorry for your loss Monti. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte and Howard

Posted at 06:12pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Posted at 05:09pm
Our sympathy and prayers to the family. Dennis and Roxanne Ryan

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